Friday, August 3
The Anderson Links Golf & Country Club - 4175 Anderson Rd, Ottawa
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund Annual Golf Tournament Fundraising Dinner. Activities include Raffle and Auction. Tickets: $55/person. For tickets: (613)523 0541For more info on the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF) visit www.bcsf.ca
Friday, August 3
Doors at 7pm; Show at 8pm
Mercury Lounge (56, Byward St., in Ottawa's Byward Market)
LIVE MUSIC: Miguel de Armas' Trio, with special guests Diane White & Abel Maxwell. Followed by Resident DJ LAnce Baptiste. Enjoy an evening of latin jazz & Afro Cuban Rhythms! Admission: $10.
Saturday, August 4
Minto Park (corner of Elgin and Gilmour)
Ottawa Urban Arts show. Visit CHIDIMA DEZIGNS at BOOTH #38. African print fabric bracelets, bangles, belts, bags, hair pins/clips and other accessories. Steps away from Ottawa's lively Elgin Street district, this fine show features local art and craft at its best. Don't miss your chance to buy great art directly from over 60 friendly neighbourhood artists!
Monday, August 6
11am - 4pm
The Bytown Museum, 1 Canal Lane (by the locks across from Chateau Laurier), Ottawa Ontario,
Colonel By Day. Hosted by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa (CHOO/COPO) in partnership with the Bytown Museum. Colonel By Day is the finale to the Rideau Canal Festival. Colonel By Day celebrates the accomplishments of Lt. Colonel John By and the workers in constructing the Rideau Canal and founding of Bytown; our present day Ottawa! Join CHOO/COPO and the Bytown Museum to commemorate Colonel By with a
FREE fun-filled day of heritage. This year’s programming will feature live
musical performances, traditional dancing, heritage craft demonstrations,
face-painting, costume characters, beautiful scenic heritage photo-ops, games for children and FREE admission to the Bytown Museum.
For more information visit www.choocopo.ca
Monday August 6
Ottawa City Hall – 110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa
Jamaican Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Friday, August 10 (4pm - 11pm); Saturday, Aug. 11 (11am – 11pm; official opening ceremony at 12 noon); Sunday, Aug. 12 (11am -9pm)
870 Carling Avenue (at Preston & Carling Ave), Ottawa ON
2012 Ottawa African Festival - Experience the sites and sounds of a
majestic continent in 36 hours! Congolese "soukouss" superstar Awilo Longomba, will be one of the headline acts along with Canada's Queen of Worldbeat, South African songstress Lorraine Klaasen (from Montreal), and Toronto gospel artist Sarah Kariuki. Food and vendors will be available on site. For ticket & festival info, contact: Daniel Eji, Coordinator, 2012 Ottawa African Festival; Tel: 613-794-4487 ; Fax:613-234-5887; www.africanfestival.org
Friday August 10
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Festival Plaza (in front of Ottawa City Hall) 110- Laurier Ave West
Jamaican Cultural Night in collaboration with Jaku Konbit based in Ottawa and Rasta Fest from Toronto.
Saturday August 11
12:00 noon - 10:00pm
Festival Plaza 110 (in front of Ottawa City Hall)- Laurier Ave West
“Jamaica Day”: “Things Jamaica” Linstead Market Scenery; All Day Bingo; Raffle Draw; The Jamaica Military Band; top Canadian-based entertainers; Youth Got Talent Contest; Food Court feat. authentic Jamaican cuisine from local restaurants; Beer Tent; Domino Tournament – ( Ottawa vs Montreal ); Children’s Village: All day activities (play till you drop)
Samedi 11 août
Parc Saint-Jean Bosco (70 Boul. St Joseph, secteur Hull, Gatineau)
Fête de l'indépendance du Burkina Faso. L'Association des Burkinabè
d'Ottawa et de l'Outaouais (ABOO) a le plaisir de vous convier à La fête
annuelle des burkinabè WAKAT SONGO 2012 qu'elle organise à l'occasion de la fête de l’indépendance du Burkina. Au Programme:- Tournoi de soccer - Tournoi de jeux de société (Scrabble et damier) - BBQ & Rafraîchissement - Animation musicale - De nombreux lots à gagner. Contact: 613 263-3414 /613 219-8568 /514 571-2452
Samedi 11 août
14h30 - 19h00
Centre récréatif Albion/Heatherington (1560 Heatherington Rd.) -
OC Transpo bus #8 (Billings Bridge)
Souper et concert bénéfice Réseau des femmes Action pour le développement (RFAD). Cuisine et musique congolaises. Musique: Hanrry Kisoka accompagné de la chorale du Centre évangélique nouvelle alliance. Coût: (repas et concert) $20/adulte, $5/enfant. Points de vente: 411 McArthur (Vanier), 777 chemin de Montréal, 507 rue Rideau (Boutique la Pentecôte). Plus d'info: Dondji (613-400-3441), Rebecca (613-422-9163), Germaine (819-772-1876)
Saturday, August 11
4pm - 10pm
Place de la Cité (570, boul. de la Cité, Gatineau QC)
Club Salsa Loca presents: Salsa a la Cubana Picnic & Dance
featuring : Zumba outdoors with Fannia Brito (4:30pm); music and Latin Dance; Djembe drumming with Éric Sara (7pm, bring your drums!). FREE ADMISSION. More info at www.salsaloca.ca
Sunday August 12
Centre Town United Church, 507 Bank Street at Bank & Argyle
Jamaican Independence Church Service featuring international Gospel singer Kay Morris and guest speaker Hon. Sharon Folkes Abrahams, M.P., Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (Jamaica ). Refreshments afterwards.
Monday, August 13
Kailash Mital Theatre (former Southam Hall), Carleton University
CONCERT by Jamaica Military Band, presented by Jamaica 50 Ottawa in association with the National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians under
the distinguished patronage Of H.E. Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, and in the presence of The Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica.
Admission is FREE but you must have a ticket to be admitted. For Complimentary Tickets contact Tel: (613) 699 -6023 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Donations accepted for the JAMAICA 50 OTTAWA Sickle Cell Project (cheques payable to NIJC).
Thursday, August 16
Doors Open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm
Club SAW - 67 Nicholas Street (Basement of Arts Court)
Screening of the documentary film “Road to Baleya”, followed by a live performance with folk musician, Tannis Slimman and Q&A with the Director, Bay Weyman. "Road to Baleya" is a feature documentary film in which Canadian and Malian musicians come together on an extraordinary journey of musical collaboration, friendship and discovery in Mali, West Africa. Award-winning Canadian folk singer Tannis Slimman who appears in the documentary will be present to share her experience of Mali and her
music, along with her musical collaborator and partner, Lewis Melville. More
info http://closeupfilms.ca/Films/Road_to_Baleya.php Presented by The One World Film Festival. All Tickets: $15 For information or to purchase advance tickets, please contact 613-238-4659. Seating is limited.
Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19
1550 Chatelain Avenue, Ottawa ON
Rhema Christian Ministries presents; Step Up 2012 Concert Y2K Empowerment Week-end (includes 45-minute performance by Ottawa's premier holy hip hop group, Prosper & GPM on August 17). More info:
Saturday, August 18
Starting at 12 noon
2012 Carivibe Street Parade
PARADE ROUTE DIRECTIONS: Official Start - St. Joseph Blvd and Grey Nuns,
Orleans. Head northeast down St. Joseph Blvd towards Place D’Orleans Mall. Turn left onto Prestone Dr. Straight to Centrum Blvd. - Official End, 255 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa ON K1E 3X7. For more information on participating bands and related Carivibe events, visit www.carivibe.com
Saturday, August 18
From 12 noon to 8 pm
Brewer Park (by Bronson Avenue opposite Carleton University)
Ghanaian Association of Ottawa presents: GhanaFest 2012. A day filled with family-friendly activities food, African arts and crafts, DJ music etc. Meet local Ghanaians, enjoy some Ghanaian food and art, and take part in sporting activities such as soccer, volleyball and traditional Ghanaian games.
For more info: Ebenezer Amponsah (613.447.4366), Sam Bonti-Ankomah (613.862.4164). Ghanaian Association of Ottawa website:
Dimanche 19 août
10 h - 16 h
Maison du citoyen (25, rue Laurier, Gatineau - secteur de Hull)
Journée gatinoise de célébration de la diversité culturelle. Découvrez un monde d’artistes, de spectacles, de musiques et de traditions provenant des quatre coins du monde! Vous pourrez également émerveillez vos sens en goûtant les délices internationaux aux kiosques des Saveurs du monde et profiter de trouvailles artisanales étonnantes de chaque continent. Participez en famille à de nombreuses activités et jeux afin d’explorer la richesse des différentes cultures! Invitez famille et amis : c’est gratuit! Au plaisir de vous y voir afin de vibrer au rythme des continents! Pour connaître la programmation complète de la Journée gatinoise de célébration de la
diversité culturelle et l’horaire des spectacles, visitez le www.gatineau.ca/diversite ou composez le 819 243-2300 ou le 3-1-1.
Saturday, August 25
starting at noon
Blackburn Community Centre, 190 Glenpark Drive ON
10th Annual Dapo Fun Day. This event honours the legacy of Oladapo Agoro, a promising young man who was murdered on June 8, 2002 at a downtown Ottawa bar after intervening to stop a fight. Funds raised go to the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace, a non-profit organization established by in his name by the Agoro family to raise awareness about the increasing prevalence of knives among today’s youth and to promote non-violent conflict resolution. The event includes: games for children and adults, performances, BBQ for sale and snacks, remarks by local dignitaries, Presentation of the Dapo Agoro Peace award. Live broadcast by CHUO 89.1FM's Mikey Wizdom (Caribbean Flavour). Guest Speaker Subliminal. To volunteer or donate, call Moji at: 613 -837-0029. For more info on the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace visit www.dapoagorofoundation.org
Saturday August 25
Showtimes 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Good Companions Centre, 670 Albert St., Ottawa
TrinbaGold Day - Discover Trinidad & Tobago as we celebrate 50 years of Independence - EXPERIENCE the true mix & blend that is "Trini" Culture!
Bring the entire family, For a Day of fun; Caribbean Entertainment; Trini Cuisine and "Trini" Hospitality. Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa & Nepean Panharmonic Steelband. Info: 613-850-0870; 613-834-4282; 613-834-1718
Saturday, August 25
Brewer Park (100 Brewer Way across from Carleton U. off Bronson Ave.), Ottawa, ON
2nd Annual Caribbean Day with “African Flavour” - a family-focused festival with an educational component. The festival aims to raise awareness within the mainstream Canadian community about Caribbean and African History and Culture and also to unite the Caribbean and African community by educating both communities on their shared history and culture. The event includes: Short educational/informative presentations on social/economic/political/ geography/business/tourism/ etc … of Africa and the Caribbean; Arts, foods, music (Live entertainment, local artists, DJs, steel drum performers), fashion, sports, face painting, Midway family fun park, vendors and cultural dances and more...For more info, contact: Yuri Hutchinson at 1-613-800-4198 or 1-613-878-7617 (Cell) and visit www.caribbeanunion.ca
Samedi 25 Aout
15h - 17h
Bibliothèque publique d’Orléans, 1705 Orléans, Ottawa K1C 4W2
Récital de guitare, vente et séance de dédicace de CDs du conteur Charlot Lucien. Charlot Lucien s’est établi une solide réputation de conteur depuis le début des années 2001 après la sortie de son premier CD “Ti Oma” (2001), suivi de “Ti Cyprien” (2004), de “Grann Dede” (2007), et tout récemment “Charlot Lucien “san bri, san kont” (voir le sit Web www.charlotlucien.com). L’entrée est gratuite. Pour plus d’informations:
Saturday August 25
Doors open at 7pm, Live show at 8:30pm
Mercury Lounge - 56 Byward St. Market Square
"Afrobeat Project" Night! An evening of great entertainment at the Mercury Lounge, the only place in the Nation's capital where you can experience authentic Afrobeat live on a monthly basis. Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk (especially the music of James Brown), psychedelic rock, and traditional West African style percussion.Admission: $8. Click on the below link to see our live show.
Saturday, August 25
8pm - 2am
344, avenue Cyr, Ottawa ON
CONCERT featuring Kidum! Burundian master drummer, composer, arranger and singer Jean Pierre Nimbona, aka Kidum, is a Nairobi-based artist whose infectious tunes have captivated legions of East African fans. In Burundi, Kidum is an icon of hope and reconciliation; in neighboring Rwanda, he is recognized as the ‘homeboy.’ His secular-but-spiritual songs range from rocking zouk to acoustic classics, all featuring his vocal prowess. This talented artist has collaborated with other popular music stars such as Kenya's Nameless ("Karibia") and already has 4 albums to his credit: YARAMENJE, SHAMBA, ISHANO and HATURUDI NYUMA. Admission: $20 per person, $30 per couple. Meat kebabs will be on sale. Tickets are
available @ Bon Marché, 285 Montreal Rd., Tel. 613-695-0302 For more info about Kidum's 2012 Canadian Tour: 1-514-758-3816, email: email@example.com
Sunday, August 26
12 noon - 5pm
Covered bridge in Wakefield, Quebec
6th Annual Fundraising Concert by Wakefield Raging Grannies, feat. a performance by SIFA African choir. Admission: Adults: $12, Youth 6 - 16 years: $6, Families: $24. Driving directions to Chemin de Wakefield (corner Chemin Du Vieux Pont) 36.8 km – about 34 mins Via Chemin Valley, Chemin Riverside, and De Wakefield Hts Start address: Nicholas St End address: Chemin Du Vieux Pont (corner Chemin De Wakefield).
Sunday, August 26
7pm to 10pm
Tailgators - 1642 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 4A1 (613)224-0249
Fundraiser for Guyana National men's 7 Rugby Team, 6-time consecutive Caribbean Champions. The evening includes: Live auction, meet and greet, team fashion Show, Caribbean music, autograph and photo sessions, 1/2 price chicken wings. Free admission. Tickets: donation in any amount would be appreciated. Free pool at selected tables. All proceeds will be donated to Guyana National Rugby Union. Free Parking. For tickets to the rugby tournament contact Bernard J. Couchman 613-277-9310.